Is carbonato a chelating ligand

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Petrina Kan 2I
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Is carbonato a chelating ligand

Postby Petrina Kan 2I » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:37 pm

Would carbonato (CO32-) be considered a chelating ligand? Is it monodentate or bidentate?

Alex Tchekanov Dis 2k
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Re: Is carbonato a chelating ligand

Postby Alex Tchekanov Dis 2k » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:39 pm

It can either mono bi dentate. This depends which oxygen on molecule is making the bond. Because it is trigonal planar, if the transition metal cation is in-between two of the oxygens, it can make two bonds, however, if the cation is directly across from an O, it will only be able to make one bond.

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